Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is a city that exudes energy and excitement, making it a popular travel destination for people across the world. While it may be known as “Music City”, there are plenty of historic sites to explore too, along with some of the best dining and entertainment options anywhere in the country. Most hotels, restaurants, and attractions are wheelchair-accessible, and arranging a scooter or wheelchair rental from Scootaround before you get into town will ensure your trip goes smoothly.

Below, we’ll highlight some of the best wheelchair accessible things to do in Nashville. Not only are these some of the most popular attractions in the city, but they’ve also all made efforts to provide improved accessibility for visitors. Let’s get started!

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  1. Wheelchair Friendly Things to Do in Nashville
    1. Parthenon
    2. Old Town Trolley Tour
    3. Grand Ole Opry
    4. The Hermitage
    5. Country Music Hall of Fame
  2. Benefits of Renting a Mobility Scooter or Wheelchair
  3. How to Rent Scooters in Nashville
  4. Summary

Wheelchair Friendly Attractions in Nashville

1. Parthenon

Parthenon Nashville - Wheelchair Accessible

Centennial Park, a sizable and stunning urban greenspace situated west of downtown, is home to one of Nashville’s most iconic landmarks: the Parthenon. The structure is a scale model of the Parthenon in Athens and houses a large statue of Athena painted in gold by renowned local artist Alan LeQuire. The Nashville art museum is also located inside the Parthenon.

The Parthenon is dedicated to providing complete wheelchair accessibility in the museum and has created inclusive tools that aid visitors in learning and exploration. The museum has wheelchair ramps and elevators that allow access to the higher floors. However, please keep in mind that certain parts of the Parthenon’s outdoor space may be inaccessible for wheelchair users due to the building's historic nature.

2. Old Town Trolley Tour

Old Town Trolley Nashville - Wheelchair Accessible

Is there any better way to get to know a city than by hopping on a informative bus tour? The Old Town Trolley Tour in Downtown Nashville has been operating since 1980 and offers a unique way to take in the sights and sounds of the Music City. Even better, you can hop-on and off throughout the day as many times as you like!

Most of the trolley tour buses have motorized lifts that can accommodate manual wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, or mobility scooters. If you have mobility limitations and are interested in booking a tour, make sure that you let the tour company know in advance when you'll be arriving. At least 24 hours' notice is preferred. This will reduce your wait time and help them ensure that the trolley you will be riding is wheelchair accessible.

3. Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry Nashville - Wheelchair Accessible

The Grand Ole Opry features performances from country and bluegrass legends, along with the nation’s top new performers. It has been referred to as the country music’s most illustrious stage and the home of American music. Hundreds of thousands of people travel from across the US and around the globe every year to attend these iconic live performances at the Grand Ole Opry House.

The Grand Ole Opry House is wheelchair accessible. Lifts are available on the second floor to enter the seating area, and accessible seating is available at the time of purchase. Accessible restrooms are also available on all floors of the building.

4. The Hermitage

The Hermitage Nashville - Wheelchair Accessible

About a 30-minute drive from downtown Nashville you can find the National Historic Landmark known as The Hermitage, which served as President Andrew Jackson's former residence. Now serving as a museum, the site is over 1000 acres in total, with highlights including the magnificent southern gardens, the old stately residence, Jackson's grave, and a monument to the people who were enslaved there.

Wheelchair users can access every part of the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center, including the theatre, exhibit gallery, Museum Store, and cafe. There is an entry ramp to the garden and well-kept asphalt pathways throughout the site. Please note that while manual and electric wheelchairs are permitted inside the mansion, the interior areas are too small to accommodate the use of a mobility scooter.

5. Country Music Hall of Fame

Country Music Hall of Fame Nashville - Wheelchair Accessible

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum spotlights the genre's long musical history, changing customs, and most famous performers. Because of its immense collection of artifacts and exhibits, the museum is known as the Smithsonian of Country Music. The Hall of Fame, conveniently located in Nashville's bustling city center, has galleries devoted to early southern music and walls covered in gold records.

Elevators are available throughout the Museum, including ones that go to each floor of the CMA Theater. The facility has ramps and automatic door entries throughout for wheelchair accessibility. Tours of the original RCA Studio B are also accessible by wheelchair.

Benefits of Renting a Mobility Scooter or Wheelchair

Nashville scooter or wheelchair rentals make it easier to explore everything the city has to offer. Equipment rentals are a great option for people with mobility issues or disabilities who may find it difficult to walk long distances or stand for extended periods of time. They can be particularly beneficial for older family members who have a difficult time keeping up with their children and grandkids. Most importantly, renting a mobility scooter or wheelchair gives you the peace of mind to know that you’ll be able to see and do everything you want during your limited time on vacation.

How to Rent Scooters in Nashville

Scootaround rents wheelchairs and electric scooters in Nashville and the surrounding area. Scooters can be rented on a daily or weekly basis and can be delivered directly to your hotel, Airbnb, or residence. In addition to scooters and manual wheelchairs, Scootaround also rents electric wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, oxygen, medical equipment, and more. Call 1-888-441-7575 or visit us online to arrange your Nashville scooter rental today!


The majority of Nashville’s most popular tourist attractions are wheelchair accessible. This means that, with a little extra planning and forethought, you should be able to experience everything that the Music City has to offer regardless of your level of mobility. Remember, even though the attractions listed above are accessible, it’s always a good idea to contact them in advance to determine if they will be able to accommodate your needs.

To make your visit to Nashville completely hassle-free, call Scootaround at 1-888-441-7575 or check out our online rental page to book a scooter or wheelchair rental in advance. When you arrive in Nashville, Scootaround will deliver the rental equipment right to your hotel or Airbnb, so you’re ready to go as soon as you check in.

Images Used:

Parthenon - By White.alister.t - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Grand Ole Opry House - By Adam mcmaster at English Wikipedia - Public Domain

The Hermitage - By Jim Bowen from Zhenhai, China - Andrew Jackson’s Home, CC BY 2.0

Country Music Hall of Fame - By Prayitno – Own work, CC BY 2.0

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